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  • SNEWS GEAR GIVEAWAY: We're giving away an adventure prize package (worth $430) to one lucky winner. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram and follow the directions in this post:
  • Brendan Madigan, owner of 39-year-old specialty retailer Alpenglow Sports, is back at it with the second season of his Afterglow podcast. Listen to the two-minute trailer here. This season, you can expect intimate conversations with iconic mountain personalities including JT Holmes, Emily Harrington, Stephan Drake, Kim Havell, Chris Burkard, Adrian Ballinger, and Barry Blanchard.
  • Seattle-based Outdoor Research hired Andy Burke as head of commercial sales. Burke comes to his new post from prAna, where he worked for more than six years as its national sales manager.
  • Fans of Dagwood, a dog made famous on Instagram, raised $100,000 in less than two weeks after he was hit by a car in the desert and nearly died from his injuries. He's doing much better, but still has a ways to go, according to his owners Keith and Brianna Madia.